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Cause of April train derailment in Louisiana determined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:51am

A document filed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway company with the Federal Railroad Administration says a broken brake beam on one rail car caused six cars to derail in southern Louisiana in April.

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:50am

Film and TV studio Lions Gate says it is buying cable channel Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion.

Claims for unemployment aid rise but remain at low level

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:42am

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the level of jobless claims remains low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security.

IMF takes a cool tone with Portugal's anti-austerity gov't

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:41am

The International Monetary Fund isn't very impressed by Portugal's new anti-austerity government.

More Americans apply for unemployment benefits, but claims remain at low level

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:41am

More Americans apply for unemployment benefits, but claims remain at low level.

Samsung sells Galaxy S7 phones that aren't tied to carrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:40am

Samsung will sell unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S7 phones in the U.S. so consumers can switch carriers more easily.

EU opens probe of global beer giant AB InBev

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:40am

The European Union opened an investigation Thursday into global beer giant AB InBev to determine if it has abused its dominant position in Belgium by hindering cheaper imports of its products from neighboring countries.

Malaysia Airlines appoints Bellew as its new CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:31am

Malaysia Airlines' chief operating officer has been named its new CEO, state investment agency Khazanah Nasional said Thursday.

Planned WTC arts complex gets $75M from Ronald Pearlman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:20am

A planned performing arts center for the World Trade Center site has received a $75 million donation from billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman.

Lufthansa, cabin crew union settle dispute in arbitration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:20am

A union representing Lufthansa's cabin crew says arbitration proceedings in a long and bitter labor dispute with the German airline have reached a successful conclusion.

Conn. police more likely to use stun guns on minorities

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:11am

Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States.

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:11am

In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, the federal Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn't eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some batches of flour.

Details of some of the Istanbul airport attack victims

Cinar Kiper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

An adoring father of his four "princesses." A young man working to support his sisters' education. A woman looking forward to a few days' vacation with her husband and their infant child. Victims of Tuesday's terror assault at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:

Eurozone inflation back above zero in June, but still low

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:50am

The annual rate of inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro rose to 0.1 percent in June from below zero, but is still far short of official targets.

Netflix to boost original series, films in and from Asia

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:50am

Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho, its chief said Thursday.

World Bank to back India's solar power initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30am

The World Bank signed an agreement on Thursday with the Indian-led International Solar Alliance to boost solar energy in developing countries by mobilizing $1 trillion in investments by 2030.

Vietnam says Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20am

Vietnam's government has announced that a Taiwanese-owned steel plant was responsible for massive fish deaths along the central Vietnamese coast that put many fishermen out of work.

Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:10am

A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall.

US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with "Finding Dory"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

The owner of a California movie theater is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated upcoming Seth Rogen comedy was shown ahead of a screening of Disney's "Finding Dory."